Monday, 10 September 2012

Cherry Crush by Cathy Cassidy

Synopsis (from Amazon)

Pages: 304
Publisher: Puffin
Released: 2nd of June 2011

Cherry Costello's life is about to change forever. She and Dad are moving to Somerset where a new mum and a bunch of brand-new sisters await. And on Cherry's first day there she meets Shay Fletcher - the kind of boy who should carry a government health warning. But Shay already has a girlfriend, Cherry's new stepsister, Honey. Cherry knows her friendship with Shay is dangerous - it could destroy everything. But that doesn't mean she's going to stay away from him...

What I Have to Say 

 I loved this book! It was a really good look at the issues faced by recently formed step-families. It was written in a really good way too. The plot and characters were easy to relate to, whilst not trying to hard to achieve this aim.

I loved Cherry, which isn't surprising since she's half- Japanese ;) But it was more than that. She was a really cool, interesting and fun to read character/ The other characters were great too. I'll be interested to see the points of view of the other sisters, but I think it'll be weird not to hear Cherry's viewpoint again.

The thing between Cherry and Honey was good too. I thought at first that she might be made too much of a bitchy female antagonist, especially considering the fact that the read will have to like her later in the series when she is the point of view character. It was good to see how human she was, especially towards the end of the book.

This was really a great book, but I think it needs a warning, don't ever read this book when you don't have chocolate to hand!!

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